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Samsung Galaxy S5 premium software bundle revealed for the UK

Tom Morgan
10 Apr 2014
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Samsung's comprehensive premium software bundle makes the Galaxy S5 even more compelling here in the UK, with Endomondo and Deezer being two of the highlights

Tomorrow marks the official UK release of the Galaxy S5, and if a better camera, fitness focus and more powerful internals weren't enough to tempt you into upgrading Samsung has just announced a comprehensive set of premium mobile apps and services for new customers.

Anyone picking up a Galaxy S5 here in Britain, either tomorrow at launch or later in the year when their current phone contract expires, will qualify for a selection of pre-paid and discounted subscriptions to a number of big-name Android apps and services, including a three month subscription to Instructor Live. The fitness app has over 500 instructional classes and videos to watch live or download on demand, and with names like Cellulite Dynamite, Top Guns, Pyjama Pilates, Beditation and Yogini Bikini, it sounds like there's something for everyone.

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If you prefer running to indoor exercise, you'll have plenty of other apps to choose from. There's a one year subscription to Run Keeper Elite, a year of Map My Fitness MVP membership, a year's subscription to Skimble and twelve months of Endomondo premium. Samsung is working closely with these providers to integrate their services into the S5's S Health app, with a view to adding support for the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit to take advantage of their integrated heart rate sensors and accelerometers.

Samsung has also struck a deal with music streaming app Deezer, giving customers six months' access to the Premium+ service which includes high quality 320kbps streaming and access to Deezer's music recommendations - a saving of £60. Deezer's catalogue currently has over 30 million music tracks, and the deal means S5 owners can enjoy them without adverts.

Other benefits include a twelve month subscription to Bloomberg Businessweek+, 6 month subscription to the Wall Street Journal, three months of LinkedIn Premium, three months of Evernote Premium and a selection of discounts through the PayPal app, which can use the S5's fingerprint sensor to transfer payments. Samsung's deal with Dropbox also reappears, meaning Galaxy S5 customers get 50GB of extra online storage space just for signing in to the service through their new handset.

“The Galaxy S5 was designed to offer consumers the most advanced tools to help improve their everyday lives and a big part of that is health and wellbeing," Simon Stanford, Samsung UK's VP of IT & Mobile said. "These new partnerships provide a comprehensive offering of some of the world’s best mobile resources to suit people’s active lives.”

The Galaxy S5 goes on sale tomorrow, the 11th of April. If you want to know where's the cheapest place to pick one up, make sure to read our Best Galaxy S5 deals article.

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